Every day I think about something I never thought about before. I figure that if you feel noting you are nothing. I’ve rather come to the conclusion (it’s dangerous to come to conclusions however) that it is vastly better for a person to feel pain. Only pain seems to be real. Happiness is a delusion as a state of mind different from pain. This business is painful…Perhaps I have gone off the deep end. I do not know. The only thing that I know is that something has happened which I did not expect. The situation has become intensely personal.

–Peace Corps volunteer